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Mt Hedgehog or Mt Potash - I can't decide! (Moderate Hike)

New England Over 50 Hiking Group
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Feb 10 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Please join up for a hike to either Mt. Hedgehog or Mt Potash, both peaks on the "52 With a View" list. They both start at the same trail head, so we don't have to decide until we get there!

Both are pretty hikes any time of the year. If there isgood snow cover, the trail down from the summit provides nice easy gentle butt-sledding.

NOTE: THIS HIKE IS CONTINGENT ON GOOD WEATHER & SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER.

This group is for hikers 50-70+(most of us are 55-65) who haven't given up on their love of hiking and being in nature despite their age or level of physical conditioning. We hike at a pace 50% slower than the AMC Trailguide book time. Hike ratings: easy,easy/moderate, moderate, advanced moderate,moderate/strenuous, strenuous,very strenuous. On the home page,if you click on the PAGES button there is a hike rating system which explains the wait list.

We start as a group,we hike as a group and we end as a group. If you think you may not be able to keep up with the group, do not carpool.

There are three other hiking Meetup groups if you want a faster pace or more challenging hikes (The New England Hiking Meetup, 4 Seasons Hiking Group, New England Over 40 Hiking Group). The hiking Meetup group, (Fellowship Of The Tortoise) does easier,slower paced hikes than this group. Our goal is to stay fit while enjoying the camaraderie of hikers who have similar skills and goals. If you click on the PAGES button on the home page,there is a Winter/Summer Hiking Gear List. This is a dog free hiking group. Everybody must join the group and have a picture up to be on a hike.

Trailhead:

Downes Brook, UNH and Mt. Potash Trails Parking Lot

Take I-93 north to exit 32, take NH rt 112 Kancamagus Highway east towards Lincoln NH. The trailhead is almost exactly 21 miles east from exit 32, make right at sign for the trailhead parking across from the Passaconaway campground.

If we hike Hedgehog, we will hike the UNH trail loop to Hedgehog Mtn which offers fine views from several viewpoints.

The trail is 4.8 miles round trip, 1760' elevation gain, AMC booktime 3 hours 15 min, 5 hours estimated time for our group.

If we hike Potash, we will hike the Downs Brook trail for a short distance and then hike the Mt. Potash trail to the summit and return the same way.

The trail is 4.4 miles round trip with 1500 feet elevation gain.

Disclaimer: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at <a>www.hikesafe.com;</a> the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

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